Showing posts with label ocean unit study. Show all posts
Showing posts with label ocean unit study. Show all posts

Montessori Inspired Activities for Earth Science

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

I am so excited to share our activity trays for Earth Day! This is in line with our 12 Months More of Montessori Series wherein we are focusing on Earth Science.  In this post, I gathered a few topics related to Earth Science, assembled it into tray activities that’s suitable for preschoolers from ages 3 years and older.  Hope you enjoy our activities for the coming weeks!


Ocean Animals, Learning and Sensory Tub

Friday, July 1, 2016

Vito is 31 months old.
My boys and I love sensory tub! I often assemble something that would go along with our theme of the week. And for our Bodies of Water week, I’m sharing our Ocean Tub!


Ocean-Themed Practical Life Activity

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

This was a simple and easy to setup activity for Vito.  Looks simple but he loves doing this over and over again!


Whales and Dolphins (with links to FREEbies)

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Here's how what we did for the past few days, working on our whales and dolphins theme.

Arts and Crafts

I printed out a pattern of killer whale and humpback whale from for us to paint.  We could out the different parts and had my son assemble it and add some decors on it.


Parts of a Whale

For the parts of a whale, we used our nomenclature card and booklet.

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I also have a dolphin nomenclature and booklet set if you are interested.


          The Bottlenose Dolphin Preview  The Whale Preview

We love using these cards.  My son loves to compare the parts of the whale to his body parts.  And we love our Safari Toob figures too! They're so detailed that you can even see the blowholes on the figures :)

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The printable comes with an activity sheet for little ones to color and write a label.

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Books for reading

Most of these were from the library.  I included a Tagalog book about whales because my son loves learning the Philippine's national language :)

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Different kinds of whales and dolphins

One of the books has a detailed description of each animal so we used it to learn about the different kinds of whales and dolphins as well as our matching and fact cards. 

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How deep do they dive? 

I came across this wonderful site and downloaded their Teacher's Guide on Whales (for Kindergarten).  The document is a haven of information on whales and dolphins and it got lots of activities for you and your kids to try.  We did How Deep Do They Dive? pages 24-25 of the document.

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We were able to differentiate which mammal dives deeper using the graph.

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Whales and dolphins skip counting cards

And finally, you can also work on the skip counting with this cards!  Just click on the picture below for the link.

skip counting whales

And that's it for our whales and dolphins! Hope this would help you in case you will try this unit. 

For more FREEbies and printables, check The Pinay Homeschooler Shop and Downloads.

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Preschool Corner
Teaching Mama
I Can Teach My Child

Whales and Dolphins (FREE Matching and Fact Cards)

Monday, August 12, 2013

Hope you guys would love these cards as much as we do!  The file is free for download and can be used used for whales and dolphins study. DSC_0978

We're having studying whales and dolphins this week and will talk about it in details soon.  We finished painting our whale crafts and waiting for it to dry.   We'll be putting it in an ocean backdrop which my son and I will be making tomorrow.


So to get your free cards, just click on the picture below.  If you plan to have a Shark Theme, you can read our activities here and here.

whale preview

For more FREEbies and affordable downloads, visit The Pinay Homeschooler Shop and Downloads

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I Can Teach My Child

Shark Unit II (FREE Shark Matching and Fact Cards)

Monday, July 29, 2013

The second part (FIRST PART HERE) of the our Sharks study is looking into the different types of sharks, what you need to know about each one and how they differ from each other. With this I used our Sharks Safari Toob and created matching cards for my little boy to play with (he loves matching activities!).  Try to discuss the difference of each sharks basing on their physical features... my son love describing them! 

PS.  I included the Stingray just because it was part of the Sharks Safari Toob BUT of course, it is NOT a shark (they're cousins though LOL).



I also added fact sheets to get to know each of these sharks! And because I LOVE my readers, I am sharing this everyone!  Just click the photo file below to download my FREE SHARKS MATCHING AND FACT CARDS.




And of course, don't forget to download my FREE SKIP COUNTING CARDS as well :)  (Click photo for the link)


After we had our Parts of the Sharks activity we review what we have learned by putting labels on our shark picture.   In this, I let him read the labels and guide him (minimal) on where to place them correctly (we use our Shark booklet in describing the parts of the shark).  This is similar to our Grasshoppers activity

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And here's another activity that integrates reading, this is a printable I got from Teacher Created Resources, Inc.  It's an activity sheet containing shark trivia. 



For writing and spelling practice, I made this writing sheet for my son to trace.  It contains the name of all the names of the sharks we have learned so far.  To encourage him to write, I let him use different colors of writing pens :)


Hope you enjoyed our Shark Unit Study.  My son and I had wonderful time learning about these fierce but lovable creatures :)  We are wrapping up our whales and dolphins so watch out for my post.  If you have a nearby ocean park that features these creatures, it would be best to pay them a visit. Oh how I wish we have them here!

We also watched shark videos of Jonathan Bird's Blue Work.  These were all beautiful to watch! It's like encountering the sharks personally as well :)  Check them out... he has a lot of amazing videos for online learning especially for little kiddos.

Discovery Channel has its own collection of shark videos as well. 

For more FREE downloads and printables... visit The Pinay Homeschooler Shop and Downloads.

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Sharks Unit I (FREE Skip Counting Cards)

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Sharing with you our Shark Unit (first part).  I bought the figures from Safari Toobs and we've been using it non-stop.

100 Facts on Sharks is a wonderful book for learning all about these creatures.   It got lots of shark pictures and provides fun facts :) DSC_0815          

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We also used my parts of The Shark nomenclature cards and booklet (includes activity sheets). Click the picture for the link.


I love how detailed the shark figures are!  So it was easier for me to show the locations of the fins like the pectoral, anal, pelvic and dorsal.

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Coloring materials were downloaded from and the activity sheet was from my The Shark printable.



The Shark booklet were of great help in learning how each parts of the the shark functions.  My son loves to compare the shark's body parts to his LOL.


A shark puzzle out of cardstock.  What did here was print a shark clipart on a blue paper and cut it in several pieces for him to form it again.  He later on added some drawings like coral reefs and fishes on the completed puzzle to make it look like the shark is in the deep blue waters.

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For our Math, we've been doing Montessori Math:  Addition Booklets for a while and I am now introducing skip counting.  These Shark skip counting cards are available for free (personal use only).  Please click the picture for the link.


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Spring Carnival

Marine Animals Available Now!

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Hello dear readers! How's everyone doing with their summer vacation? No travels for us this year as we are preparing for some changes that will happen in the next few months :)  Anyway, just wanted to share my new materials for our Ocean Theme this month.  We haven't started yet as I have been experiencing severe migraine due to the heat.  Hopefully, the heat will alleviate a little this week so we can start this unit study.

The Fish (Nomenclature Cards and Booklet)

The Fish Preview


The Shark (Nomenclature Cards and Booklet)

The Shark Preview


The Jellyfish (Nomenclature Cards and Booklet)

The Jellyfish Preview

The Humpback Whale (Nomenclature Cards and Booklet)

The Whale Preview

The Bottlenose Dolphin (Nomenclature Cards and Booklet)

The Bottlenose Dolphin Preview

Hope you'll like these as much we do!  And you'll find more materials and FREEbies from website:  The Pinay Homeschooler Shop and Downloads.

Happy Monday to all!